Sounds like most government employees.
Work on getting the $/power down. If you can get energy efficiency gains cheap enough fine otherwise work on making them cheap enough to replace shingles on every house.
They can't repossess the ride.
If only there was some sort of vehicle designed specifically for medical emergencies. Oh well.
Buy a $999 used car. 3 easy payments of $333.
If you just want to put something around another planet it doesn't cost that much. If you are designing and building equipment that has never flown in space before it costs quite a bit more. And the whole scientific reason for going in the first place is to collect data. And it's not just the number of instruments or what they are measuring but how good are they? Just like benchtop equipment as you want more precision in your equipment prices escalate rapidly.
You are exactly right. The fact is on earth we only get about 1 kW/m^2 which at today's rates is worth about $2/day. Chasing conversion efficiency is a waste of time and resources. The real goal is installed $/kW. Get that down low enough and every roof can be covered.
I'd like to explain stress vs strain. Stress is related to force while strain is related to displacement. No matter what thin phone you are putting in your pocket the phone will conform to your body. Strength isn't the real issue. The issue is yield strain. This is how far you can bend something before it yields (permanently deforms). Aluminum while stronger (can take more force) than almost all plastics cannot bend as far without yielding. Aluminum yield strain will be around 0.4% while plastics like polycarbonate will be more like 2.6%. Effectively this means you can bend a piece of polycarbonate about 6.5 times as far as piece of aluminum before it permanently bends. Yes it will take quite a bit more force to permanently bend an aluminum phone than a plastic one but that force is small enough that it will not be the limit. The shape your body and pocket form is going to force the phone to that shape.
The truth is it's nice using large phones but it sucks carrying them. I actually still prefer the form factor of the 4S with the stainless edge and glass front and back. It has a nice weight to it so I know it's in my pocket plus it's so smooth it slides in and out of a pocket easy.
My thoughts exactly. They would like nothing more than to brainwash people that once they get old they are useless and resources shouldn't be spent on you. Better off for everyone if you just kill yourself, or at least don't get any medical care. Wait until your children start pressuring you into going quietly.
Music has existed as a business since before history. It only became a huge industry when recording and cheap players became available to a mass market. We are now past this point. Previously recording music required huge amounts of capital in equipment and copying and distribution. But now copying and transmitting are essentially without cost and recording and editing equipment is on the same scale as the instruments. The huge music industry is dead. What will replace it is a return to the past. Paying for the experience of a live show.
Recordings will serve mearly as advertising.
It's nice when you have a natural monopoly buy enjoy it while it lasts.
You have never really tasted an orange unless you picked it off a tree.
They don't do well in transport. I hated citrus until I moved to Florida.
Right. If there is one thing the federal government is good at is breaking up cartels.
There are pros and cons to living anywhere. Cities have great access to all sorts of good and services but can be expensive. Rural areas are much cheaper but have difficult access. Suburban areas are a compromise.
Why tax those that live in high cost cities to pay to provide services to rural areas. Isn't the cheap cost of living in a rural area a natural subside?